Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormone disorder, affecting around 1 in 5 women. It can be hereditary and is one of the leading causes of female fertility problems.
The three main features of PCOS are high levels of male hormones, polycystic ovaries where the ovaries become enlarged and contain fluid filled sacs which surround the eggs, and irregular periods or no periods at all.
With treatment, most women with PCOS will manage to conceive. Treatment can include helping you to ovulate regularly, or if that is not successful you may be offered IVF treatment.